On putting off the overwhelmingly tedious hassle of doing our taxes.  (more…)

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I finally got around to the long-overdue chore of managing my compost bin just in time for fall planting, and got a nasty surprise….  (more…)

More crazy in PanacheLand.  In a good way this time, though.   (more…)

Most of the month of July was spent executing the most massive household renovation/ waste management/ de-stenching operation to date on Panache House while Chi was away on a musical research trip. This installment details the process of stripping, sanding and varnishing the soft wood floorboards in the interior hallway that were covered with grotty wall-to-wall carpet.   (more…)

Most of the month of July was spent executing the most massive household renovation/ waste management/ de-stenching operation to date on Panache House while Chi was away on a musical research trip. This installment details the process of sanding and varnishing the beautiful vintage oak flooring in the living room that had been buried under two layers of nasty linoleum tiles and crappy wall-to-wall carpet.   (more…)

Most of the month of July was spent executing the most massive household renovation/ waste management/ de-stenching operation to date on Panache House while Chi was away on a musical research trip. This installment details the process of demolishing and stripping the beautiful vintage oak flooring in the living room that had been buried under two layers of nasty linoleum tiles and crappy wall-to-wall carpet.  (more…)

Most of the month of July was spent executing the most massive household renovation/ waste management/ de-stenching operation to date on Panache House while Chi was away on a musical research trip. This installment details the process of sealing the walls.   (more…)

Our ongoing travails with Jaco and his issues with inappropriate elimination.   about this

Chi went back to Japan for the weekend (yes, really!), leaving me with a whole 48 hours of peace and quiet and freedom to do whatever the hell I wanted to. This is what I did….    (more…)

A rundown of the week I’ve had….  (more…)